What is the most important information I should know about Diovan, Diovan HCT, Tekturna, or Exforge?
If you become pregnant, stop taking Diovan, Diovan HCT, Tekturna, or Exforge and call your doctor right away. Diovan, Diovan HCT, Tekturna, or Exforge can harm an unborn baby causing injury and even death. If you plan to become pregnant, talk to your doctor about other treatment options to lower your blood pressure before taking Diovan, Diovan HCT, Tekturna, or Exforge.
Do not take Diovan HCT if you have a history of reduced urine output,
or have allergic reactions to certain drugs known as sulfonamides. Tell
your doctor about all your medical conditions and medicines you take,
including liver or kidney problems, lupus or if you take lithium.
Additionally, do not take Tekturna if you take cyclosporine.
Serious side effects could occur such as:
-- low blood pressure
-- kidney problems
-- if you take Tekturna and develop an allergic reaction involving
swelling of the face, lips, throat, and/or tongue, which may cause
difficulty in breathing and swallowing stop taking the drug and contact
your doctor immediately.
-- if you take Diovan HCT, a skin rash
-- worsening chest pain with Exforge, especially in patients who already
have severe heart disease.
If you take Diovan HCT and have liver problems or lupus, these conditions may get worse.
If you take Diovan HCT tell your doctor if you develop any of the
following signs of fluid and electrolyte problems: dry mouth, thirst, lack
of energy, weakness, drowsiness, restlessness, confusion, seizures, muscle
pain or cramps, muscle fatigue, very lo
|SOURCE Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation|
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